Beckett Grading has reopened its Standard level service and expects its long running backlog of orders to be completed and on their way back to customers by the end of May.
Both Beckett and PSA were deluged with orders as trading card popularity grew just before and during the pandemic. Both companies shut down most services for an extended period of time in an effort to catch up, while hiring additional staff and adding space.
Beckett says that while it’s opening Standard grading services, quantities will be limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Customers must use the online submission form with turnaround times projected at 30-45 days at a cost of $30 with no subgrades or $50 with subgrades.
Economy level services are not yet live, according to the company’s website.
Beckett also announced that plans for a “multi-year strategic growth initiative” are being finalized to optimize the company’s business services including their internal operating and cost structures.
“As part of our strategic growth initiative, we are relocating our corporate headquarters, within Dallas, tripling our current size with the intent to increase efficiency, advance innovation and maximize teamwork,” said Jeromy Murray, president, Beckett Collectibles, while calling it “our commitment to proactive, visionary leadership in the collectibles industry.”